“What’s a tag?” you ask? Well, you must not be a self-published author. This is a listing of TAGS for some random Amazon novel:
These tags assisted book visibility to potential readers. An amazon customer could, say, search across all books tagged as “apocalyptic fiction” and find just what they’re looking for – a “genre roadmap” if you will.
And now they’re gone. Maybe. Sorta. For some of us. Potentially.
When I queried Amazon they sent a muddled response hinting that tags could be “Restored” at some later point and they are “testing customer purchasing features”.
Whatever. I’m just here to relay the news in case you’ve been asleep the past 2 weeks. Several others have noticed the now invisible tags and have blogged on the topic as well.
My advice? Don’t load your book descriptions with your now invisible tags just yet. Let’s see what our Amazonian overlords decide to do and then act accordingly.
You wanted easy? Doing it ourselves is never that…